The Nigeria Football Federation factional President, Ambassador Chris Giwa, has terminated the appointment of the NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, with immediate effect.
A statement from Giwa’s SSA Media, Victor Iroele, revealed that Sanusi’s termination letter, which has been communicated to the Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has been conveyed to him.
The letter, according to the statement, reads in part: “Following the enrolment Order 5, page 3 of the Order of the Federal High Court in Jos stating that, An Order Is Granted to 1st and 2nd Applicants setting aside all acts, resolutions and or decisions made or taken by the Executive Committee of the NFF purportedly elected on 30th September,2014, including the purported ‘ban’ of the Executive Committee elected on August 24, 2014 from all football activities as illegal, ultra vires, unconstitutional and null and void, the Executive Committee has therefore decided to act in line with the ruling of the Court of competent jurisdiction as it affects the position of the General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation.
“Sequel to this Order, Sanusi’s appointment as General Secretary falls within one of those ‘acts, resolutions and or decisions taken by the Executive Committee purportedly elected on 30th September, 2014, and hence the need to dispense with his services.
“He has been directed to hand over all property and documents of the NFF in his possession to the Head of Administration at the NFF Secretariat immediately.”
The statement further warned that “the general public has been advised to stop transacting any business forthwith with the former board led by Amaju Pinnick in line with the Orders of the Court.”